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Sunday 15 September 2024, 2pm

Saffron Opera Group: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Saffron Opera Group: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Presented by Saffron Opera Group

Tickets from £16

Price includes a commission of £1.00

To celebrate ten years of extraordinary ambition and unparalleled success, the internationally acclaimed Saffron Opera Group proudly looks back to its first triumphant venture, presenting Wagner’s comic masterpiece for the second time.

Cast with beloved SOG favourites, stellar newcomers making company debuts, and even some singers returning from the first performance a decade ago, the production is conducted by renowned Wagnerian Michael Thorne. Will Walther win the singing competition and marry Eva? Will cheating Beckmesser get his comeuppance? Will this prove to be an evening of dazzling high jinks and serious enjoyment? You bet!

Performance information

Running time

6 hours 30 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old.

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Discounts

Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Transport

Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

More info

Programme and performers

Programme

  • Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Performers

  • Saffron Opera Group Orchestra & Chorus
  • Michael Thorne conductor
  • Hans Sachs Paul Carey Jones
  • Sixtus Beckmesser William Dazeley
  • Walther von Stolzing Charne Rochford
  • Eva Eleanor Dennis
  • David Alex Aldren
  • Magdalene Georgia Mae Bishop
  • Viet Pogner Julian Close
  • Fritz Kothner Simon Thorpe
  • Hans Schwarz William Stevens
  • Kunz Vogelgesang Peter Van Hulle
  • Hans Foltz Pauls Putnins
  • Konrad Nachtigall Andrew Mayor
  • Hermann Ortel Charles Johnston
  • Balthasar Zorn Jonathan Finney
  • Augustin Moser Philip Clieve
  • Ulrich Eisslinger Lawrence Thackeray
  • Night Watchman Simon Grange

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Information for your visit

Sunday 15 September 2024, 2pm

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

1pm - 2pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

1pm - 1.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

1pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

1.30pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

2pm

Interval

3.30pm
Interval (30 mins)

Interval II

5.15pm
Interval (60 mins)

Show ends

8.30pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

8.30pm – 9.30pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old.

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information

Drinks

For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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